Assistant Professor, Environment and Society, Geography
Ying Song’s main focus is the development and application of spatial analytic methods to visualize, explore, and analyze movement and change in geographic space with respect to time. Her major empirical focus is human mobility and accessibility within transportation networks, especially at the urban and regional level.
Song received B.S. degree from Wuhan University in China and an M.S. degree from University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. at Ohio State University in 2015. Her dissertation, “Green Accessibility: Measuring the Environmental Costs of Space-time Prisms in Sustainable Transportation Planning,” develops an approach that can estimate the mobility-related costs of individuals’ space-time accessibility (such as energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions).